One of my favorite parts of traveling is getting to dress up. Whether you choose to follow the local fashion, it's your honeymoon, for work, or just because it's a fun and special destination and you want to dress to that. Traveling with jewelry is often times how pieces become entangled, broken, lost or even stolen.
Tips for Traveling with Jewelry:
- Carry on - in your purse, a bag that fits in the overhead, or your backpack. DO NOT put it in checked luggage - that's a guarantee for it to be stolen or broken.
- Travel Insurance - some credit card companies offer travel insurance. I've had a camera lens as well as an iPad replaced by my credit card's travel insurance because it was stolen. Well worth the extra $10 on every trip if you travel with expensive items like iPads, jewelry, cameras, etc.
- Jewelry Traveler - every jewelry-wearing traveler should own and use a specifically compartmentalized carrier. It should have pouches that zip or compartments that stay sealed to keep chains from tangling, earrings from floating around, watches from scratching everything, etc. I love and have used my Vera Bradley jewelry traveler for nearly ten years!
- Ziplocks & Pill Bottles - Worst-case scenario, put each piece of jewelry in a Ziplock bag. Or, if you have an old single and/or a multi-day pill box around - those work great for rings, earrings, small bracelets and they're incog-neat-o :-)